We spent five days in Alajar, staying at La Posada de Alájar (the older establishment in the village) and fitted right in. Yes, La Posada de San Marcos (their new hotel down the road) has a lot more to offer, but we rather liked being in the centre of the village with its balcony looking over the town square. It is a little scruffy, but it was comfortable and suited us down to the ground. The owners (Lucy and Angel) were super and went to a lot of trouble to ensure we had all the information and facilities we needed. They are both mines of information and we spent ages just chatting to them about the area and culture. We were incredibly fortunate with the weather and had four days of amazing walking, helped by the picture guide books and a map supplied by Lucy. Alajar is pretty small village and you have to get into the rhythm of the place to really enjoy it. Shops, bars and restaurants seem to open and close according to the whims of their owners, so adopting a flexible attitude is pretty important and means you get a new adventure every day. The best thing about Alajar is that it's off the tourist map so you get a genuine Spanish experience with incredible food, scenery and atmosphere at very affordable prices. It is amazing that this hasn't been 'discovered' as it has so much going for it. We loved it and will definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a wonderful stay in a special part of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche at Las Posadas in Alájar providing low impact, environmentally friendly accommodation within a natural park along with invaluable help and advice from your hosts Lucy and Ángel. La Posada de Alajar is a small, historical Anglo-Spanish run posada (small rural hotel) in Alajar, Sierra de Aracena, Andalusia. The posada offers the perfect accommodation for walking touring and bird watching holidays in one of the few unspoilt areas remaining in Andalusia. Centrally located by the village square with its restaurants, bars and shops everything is close to hand. Cosy rooms, cheerfully decorated, ensure an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. The nearby historical city of Seville and the Portuguese border is little over an hour away so our posada is the perfect base to explore this beautiful corner of Spain. Alternatively you can stay at our sister hotel La Posada de San Marcos, where the only sound you will hear is the breeze in the cork oak trees, the babbling of the stream, birdsong and crickets. The view towards the oak clad hill behind us or towards the village and the Peña beyond provide the perfect backdrop from your room terrace or the gardens. The perfect opportunity to experience an environmentally friendly, energy efficient hotel with a superior level of accommodation and disabled access. Relax in our garden and if it gets too warm plunge into our 12 metre pool to cool off or take some exercise. The pool and gardens is available to guests staying at La Posada de Alájar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Posada De Alajar Huelva